Copa Am érica in doubt as Argentina’s hosting suspended due to coronavirus

2021-05-31.

Officials are expected to meet today to decide on the next move for hosting the tournament Officials are anticipated to satisfy today to select the next relocation for hosting the competition

Argentina’s hosting of the Copa Am érica football competition has actually been suspended with less than 2 weeks to break a background of public hostility as the nation suffers a brand-new COVID-19 rise.

The choice to stop the staging of the occasion was taken “in view of the current circumstances”, according to the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL).

CONEMBOL stated in a declaration that it was urgently looking for other hosts.

The postponed competition, held off from in 2015 since of the pandemic, was because of be co-hosted by Colombia.

But on May 20 CONMEBOL turned down a plea by Colombia to more hold-up the competition, due to be held from June 13 to July 10, following a wave of anti-Government demonstrations and social discontent, paired with an upswing in COVID-19 cases.

Now the potential sole host Argentina is under a nine-day lockdown and experiencing record daily infections.

The Argentine Government had actually hoped that the lockdown that started on May 22 would flatten the curve of infections ahead of the occasion, however a study performed by pollsters Poliarquia amongst a representative sample of 1,274 city-dwelling grownups discovered that 70 percent thought the nation needs to withdraw.

“CONMEBOL informs that in view of the current circumstances it has decided to suspend the organisation of the Copa America in Argentina,” CONMEBOL stated.

“CONMEBOL is evaluating the offer of other countries that showed interest in hosting the continental tournament.”

Officials are anticipated to satisfy today to select the next relocation for hosting the competition.

Argentina had actually provided its “strict protocol” to CONMEBOL to host the competition in its whole, which included preparing extra arenas.

Only 20 percent of those surveyed in Argentina thought the occasion needs to proceed on house soil, and 10 percent were unsure.

Copa Am érica in doubt as Argentina's hosting suspended due to coronavirus